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Kid Cudi Explains Why He Trashed Festival Stage in Australia

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Kid Cudi lived up to his nickname “Mr. Rager” when he trashed the stage at Australia’s Heatwave Music Festival this past weekend after organizers cut his set short. While many Aussie fans were upset that Cudi trashed and dashed, he felt that his actions were appropriate.

On Monday (Jan. 23), Cudi posted a letter on his Tumblr page to explain why he had to tear s— up. He writes:

“If my set is EVER cut short at any show, im trashing the stage. Not out of anger, it takes a lot to get me furious nowadays, but out of principle. The fans always deserve a full set at all shows, especially when they spend their hard earned money on expensive tickets. A lot of artist wouldnt do what I did in Australia, but I will. Spread the word. No matter the circumstance, cut my set short, im breaking s—. And next time im startin a riot. Me and my fans. Cause promoters will sometime take advantage of the artists, and u gotta let em know what time it is. Cutting nobody any slack.”
– Rager

So there you have it, no apologies or remorse. Basically, he said, if you cut my show, I’ll break your things. All kidding aside, while we don’t condone vandalism, we can understand why Cudi was so upset.

For the past month, Cudi has been previewing songs from his upcoming LP ‘WZRD‘ (due Feb. 28) on his Australian tour. This is his first set of new material since getting off drugs and changing his musical direction. His fans have been supportive throughout his journey and he doesn’t want to disappoint them.

Hopefully, this incident was just an aberration and Cudi will be able to perform his shows without any interruption.

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